I get to work with many youngsters who write for us on Oneindia.in. Freshers send me emails with words like ‘dat (that)”, “2 (to)”, “pases (passes)”. Very painful for me.
I am not concerned about the style of writing, that keeps changing with the time. But obvious grammatical and typos must be avoided.
When it comes to English, I was and am no Shakespeare. In fact I wasn’t a good English language student during school days (Kendriya Vidyalaya). What worries me is the lack of interest in many youngsters in improving their quality, they have a lot more opportunities today but also competition.
Everyone is squeezing their language to make it fit in Twitter & SMS. But are they squeezing their careers? I think so.